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Feb. 6, 2024

Hall-effect uncovers hidden symmetry in spin-ice

Physicists from the University of Augsburg succeeded to distinguish chiral orders with similar magnetization but opposite sense of rotation through electrical measurements at low temperatures. This is relevant for fundamental research on complex magnets and with respect to possible applications for magnetic data storage. The results were published in the renowned journal Nature Physics.

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Visualisierung Spineis
Feb. 5, 2024

Emmy Noether Junior Research Group funding awarded to Dr Aisha Aqeel

Dr Aisha Aqeel has been awarded funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the development of a Emmy Noether Junior Research Group on “Spintronics with chiral helimagnetic insulators” at the University of Augsburg. Aqeel and her research team will focus on the development of unconventional magnetic systems, referred to as helimagnets, and the optimisation of these systems for energy efficient spintronic applications.

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Dr. Aisha Aqeel
Jan. 26, 2024

Discovery of high order skyrmions and antiskyrmions

Researchers at the University of Augsburg and the University of Vienna have discovered co-existing magnetic skyrmions and antiskyrmions of arbitrary topological charge at room temperature in magnetic Co/Ni multilayer thin films. Their findings have been published in the renowned journal Nature Physics and open up the possibility for a new paradigm in skyrmionics research. The discovery of novel spin objects with arbitrary topological charge promises to contribute to advances in fundamental and applied research, particularly through their application in information storage devices.

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Physics
Jan. 24, 2024

Professor Erich Krautz-Preis 2022 für Dr. Andreas Weh

Mit diesem Preis würdigen die Stiftung und das Institut für Physik Andreas Wehs herausragenden theoretischen Untersuchungen der Gleichgewichts- und der Transporteigenschaften stark wechselwirkender elektronischer Modellsysteme. [Institute of Physics]
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Dr. Andreas Weh
Dec. 5, 2023

Leading quantum mechanical research

The Centre for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism (EKM) was established in the early 1990s. Since then, it has become a top research institute in the field of quantum mechanics. The meeting of the scientific advisory board of the EKM in Augsburg, composed of leading experts in the field, confirms this.

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Quantenmechanische Forschung
Oct. 1, 2023

Lisa-Marie Christ gewinnt Posterpreis der GDCP 2023

Lisa-Marie Christ, Mitarbeiterin der AG Didaktik der Physik, hat auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik (GDCP) den Posterpreis gewonnen. Mit ihrem Poster zum Thema "Physik und Ich? – Identitätsaushandlungen als Forschungsperspektive" gehört sie zu den drei Gewinner*Innen des diesjähirgen Posterpreises der GDCP Jahrestagung 2023 in Hamburg.

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Lisa-Marie Christ

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